These are three books that have cracked open the parables of Scripture in various ways for me.
Parables as Subversive Speech: Jesus as Pedagogue of the Oppressed by William R. Herzog II
The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus Became Fiction about Jesus by John Dominic Crossan
Short Stories by Jesus: The Engigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy-Jill Levine
Each of these books taught me something different about parables, about Scripture and about the world that birthed these stories. I highly recommend them to anyone ready to dig into these holy riddles!